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Con­grat­u­la­tions Noah and Finn Har­ris on win­ning Gold in Shil­le­lagh. Noah won Gold un­der-14 800m and brother Finn cap­tured Gold un­der-14 Cy­cling on grass, the boys will now go for­ward to rep­re­sent Wick­low at Aldi national fi­nals in UL Lim­er­ick from Au­gust 16 to Au­gust 18. Well done to Alia Har­ris, who reached the fi­nal un­der-eight 60m and Sarah Gille­spie, who ran un­der-12 600m and put in a great per­for­mance on the day.


Bal­li­na­tone Church will hold its an­nual fete on Satur­day, July 13 from 2 p.m. in the church grounds. Bric-a-brac, books, cakes and af­ter­noon tea avail­able.


CASTLETIMO­N – Mon­day, July 15, at 8 p.m. RATH­NEW – Wed­nes­day, July 17, at 7.30 p.m.


Sheila sum­mer camps will be on from Mon­day, July 15, to Fri­day, July 19, and the sec­ond camp will be on Mon­day, Au­gust 19, to Fri­day, Au­gust 23. For more in­for­ma­tion and to book your place con­tact Sheila at 086 8683395.


45 Card drive will be on in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall this Thurs­day night, July 11. Whist part­ner card drive will be the fol­low­ing Thurs­day night July 18 – both nights at 8.30 p.m. New play­ers are al­ways welcome.


The an­nual blessing of the graves takes place in Gle­nealy on Satur­day, July 20, at 3 p.m. Re­fresh­ments in the hall af­ter­wards cour­tesy of Gle­nealy Tidy Towns.


Con­grat­u­la­tions Noah and Finn Har­ris on win­ning Gold in Shil­le­lagh. Noah won Gold un­der-14 800m and brother Finn cap­tured Gold un­der-14 Cy­cling on grass, the boys will now go for­ward to rep­re­sent Wick­low at Aldi national fi­nals in UL Lim­er­ick from Au­gust 16 to Au­gust 18. Well done to Alia Har­ris, who reached the fi­nal un­der-eight 60m and Sarah Gille­spie, who ran un­der-12 600m and put in a great per­for­mance on the day.


Dance classes with De­clan, Mod­ern, Ball­room, jive etc are held in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall on Mon­day nights at 8 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested just turn up on the night to join.


Pi­lates classes are now run­ning in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall on Tues­day evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Run­ning from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Be­gin­ners/im­provers and all ages welcome. seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate €12. Pi­lates strength­ens core mus­cles, im­proves mus­cle con­trol, flex­i­bil­ity, co-or­di­na­tion, strength and tone, as well as align­ment and breathing. To book your place con­tact Zara Elkin­son at 087 9367474. For more info and to keep up to date like on Face­book at pi­lates with Zara.


Gymboree play and mu­sic pop up classe will be on the fol­low­ing: Tues­day morn­ing, Tues­day, Au­gust 6, from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall. Suit­able for ba­bies, tod­dlers and pre-school­ers from six months – four years. teach your child a love of mu­sic through songs, dance, move­ment fun and mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, ex­plor­ing var­i­ous dif­fer­ent mu­sic styles. Book­ing is es­sen­tial as places are lim­ited. Con­tact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more in­for­ma­tion and to book your place.


Regis­tra­tion is on go­ing for 2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morn­ing and af­ter­noon ses­sions avail­able, con­tact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Our state-of-the-art as­tro­turf pitch is avail­able. We are taking book­ings for morn­ing, af­ter­noon or evening times at very com­pet­i­tive rates. Please con­tact us at 0404 44040 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Gle­nealy vil­lage hall is now avail­able for cor­po­rate and so­cial events, meet­ings, par­ties, work­shops etc. with great fa­cil­i­ties and keen rates. Morn­ings, af­ter­noons and evening times are now avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact us at 0404 44040 or email us @gle­nealyvil­lage­[email protected]­com. net.


OR­GANIC HOR­TI­CUL­TURE – BIO­DI­VER­SITY AND NAT­U­RAL EN­VI­RON­MENT QQI L5 Part time fully funded train­ing course – two and a half days per week. Com­mences Mid June 2019. Ideal op­por­tu­nity of a funded train­ing programme aimed at in­di­vid­u­als with an in­ter­est in gain­ing a recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tion and em­ploy­ment in Or­ganic Hor­ti­cul­ture. The course will in­clude knowl­edge of or­ganic prin­ci­pals and prac­tices, en­vi­ron­men­tal assessment and man­age­ment and a broad range of hor­ti­cul­ture skills. Con­tact 0404 44980.


The Clinic takes place ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kil­coole Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Ser­vices in­clude crime pre­ven­tion ad­vice and stamp­ing forms as well as most other Garda ser­vices. Con­tact Garda Molly Cor­bett at molly.a.cor­[email protected] or Garda Alan Thomp­son at alan.m.thomp­[email protected]


Bowls has now re­turned on Tues­day evenings as well as Thurs­day evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick’s/For­rester’s Hall. New mem­bers are welcome.


Come join us for Mon­day Night Bingo in St Patrick’s Hall, Kil­coole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to in­clude loose sheet and jack­pot game). Ex­tra loose sheet €1. Raf­fle tick­ets on sale on the night. All welcome to at­tend.


The cen­tre is avail­able for book­ings (e.g. classes, meet­ings, birth­day par­ties). Book­ings can be made via email at kil­[email protected] or by phone at 01 2872017. The of­fice is open on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed for lunch be­tween 12.30 p.m and 1.15 p.m.


All are welcome to come along to the par­ent and tod­dler group at the com­mu­nity cen­tre from 10.30 p.m. to mid­day ev­ery Wed­nes­day. €2 per child.


If you would like to have a no­tice in­cluded in the Kil­coole Notes, please email jen­nifer­wick­[email protected]­

New­town­moun­tkennedy NTMK WOMEN’S BAS­KET­BALL

Call­ing all bas­ket­ball play­ers – a group of women meet ev­ery Fri­day evening to play five-a-side bas­ket­ball. We have a team of five play­ers but need five more peo­ple to join. Are you in­ter­ested in get­ting fit, hav­ing fun and the op­por­tu­nity to link up with women in the com­mu­nity? We play on Fri­day nights from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in New­town­moun­tkennedy Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. No ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Grace on 087 1477507.


Our 2018 Pre­sen­ta­tion Day took place last Satur­day. Our Devel­op­ment Squad who have been on the go since last Septem­ber had their last train­ing ses­sion till Septem­ber 2019.

As usual all the kids were put through their paces by Lau­ren, Geral­dine, Grace, Dean, Nathan and Seán and we thank them all for all their time and com­mit­ment to the Squad through­out the year. Dave Mo­ran from New­town United came along and pre­sented all the kids with their medals and certs along with some good­ies which went down a treat.

From there it was onto the com­mu­nity cen­tre where the Pre­sen­ta­tion for all the teams for Academy through to un­der-14s re­ceived their awards for the sea­son. Ken­neth Turner and cur­rent Wick­low Player of the Year PJ Dowl­ing from New­town United came along to present all the awards and they brought along the three tro­phies United won this sea­son i.e. Tommy Hef­fer­nan Shield, Char­lie Bishop Cup and the Andy McEvoy Premier League Cup. Medals were pre­sented to our Academy, un­der-eight and un­der-nines squads. Su­per Savers Certs were pre­sented to Ni­chita Neaga (10’s), PJ Duffy (11’s) and Aaron Hackett (12’s).

Hat Trick Certs were pre­sented to un­der-10 play­ers Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan and Ryan Collins (four HT), Wil­liam Valen­tine and Max Roche (2) and Pat Carey and Se­bas­tian An­ton (1). Hat Trick Certs were pre­sented to un­der-11 play­ers, Jake Robert­son (5), Brook­lyn Doyle (3), Cathal O’Toole and Cor­mac Chance (2) and Matthew Doyle and Naoise Lowe (1). Hat Trick Certs were pre­sented to un­der-12 play­ers Pádraig Gam­mell and Aaron Caw­ley (1). Hat Trick Certs were pre­sented to un­der-14 play­ers Ja­son Carthy (3), Bobby Dowl­ing and Martin Kelly (2) and Char­lie Sullivan and Shane Dun­leavy (1).

Medals were pre­sented to the fol­low­ing play­ers who rep­re­sented the club at county level. U11 Girls – Kacey Kelly. U11 Boys – Patrick Martin and Brook­lyn Doyle. U12 Girls – Keira Far­relly, Rose Kelly Ty­nan and Han­nah Martin. U12 Boys – Aaron Hackett, Aaron Caw­ley and Jack Cough­lan. U13 Boys – Martin Kelly and Shane Syn­nott.

The main team awards were pre­sented as fol­lows: Player of the Year – Aaron Roy (un­der-10), Jake Robert­son (un­der-11), Han­nah Martin (un­der-12) and Laragh Davis (un­der-14). Most Im­proved Player – Wil­liam Valen­tine (un­der-10), Cil­lian Cof­fey (un­der-11), Ig­nacy Szpilka (un­der-12) and Mar­cel Ko­ca­jda (un­der-14).Top Goal scor­ers – Ryan Collins (un­der-10), Jake Robert­son (un­der-11), Patrick Martin (un­der-12) and Char­lie Sullivan (un­der-14).The clubper­son of the Year award went to Vicki O’Toole for all her hard work since get­ting in­volved in the club, start­ing with the Devel­op­ment Squad to cur­rently work­ing with our un­der-eights team. Our pres­ti­gious Dar­ren Magee Per­pet­ual Cup award went to a very deserving win­ner in Lau­ren Nolan. Lau­ren cur­rently coaches our un­der-11s team and does tro­jan work with the Devel­op­ment Squad. Lau­ren has played with the club since six years of age and is giv­ing back to the young­sters in the area a lot of what she re­ceived when she was a kid. Con­grat­u­la­tions Vicki and Lau­ren, very wor­thy re­cip­i­ents of these awards.

Many thanks to New­town United for or­gan­is­ing Dave, Ken­neth and PJ in pre­sent­ing all the awards. Many thanks to Wil­lie Gre­gory for the use of the com­mu­nity cen­tre to host the awards.

All our teams will now take a short break. All SSG, from un­der-eight through to un­der-11s, will re­turn with fix­tures on the week­end of Au­gust 10/11 2019. These age groups will all be re­graded for when we re­turn. The league will also look at run­ning a cup com­pe­ti­tion for un­der-11s and maybe something sim­i­lar for the un­der-10s. Un­der-12s are pro­vi­sion­ally back on the week­end of July 20/21 2019 while the un­der-13s will be back on the week­end of July 27/28 2019 (fur­ther de­tails as we get them).

The club is host­ing an FAI sum­mer Soc­cer Camp this sum­mer. The dates for the camp are Mon­day, July 15 to Fri­day, July 19. The cost for the camp for the week is €70. There are re­duc­tions for more than one child from the same fam­ily. The camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-14 years. All par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a full play­ing kit, football and gear bag. Book on­line to get 20% dis­count at Sports Di­ stores. All book­ings can be made by log­ging onto sum­mer­soc­cer­schools. ie or by phone to 1890 653 653. At the time of go­ing to press it’s look­ing like this camp will be full to ca­pac­ity. If so, no walk-ons will be al­lowed on the camp. For fur­ther de­tails ring Vicki at 087 9972234 or email [email protected] after 6 p.m.

The New­town­moun­tkennedy area are host­ing a Com­mu­nity Fun Day for Sun­day, Au­gust 18, where all clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the area are in­vited to take part with some form of ac­tiv­ity or event. We as a club will be or­gan­is­ing something that will in­volve all the kids of the area and we will have fur­ther de­tails in next week’s notes.

We only have one player from the club celebratin­g her birth­day in the com­ing week and she is Keira Far­relly, who plays on both our un­der-12 and 13 teams. Happy birth­day Keira from everyone at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all mat­ters New­town Ju­niors F.C. please con­tact the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 or by email to hughienola­[email protected] and you can also fol­low the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Kilkenny hurl­ing leg­end Richie Ho­gan sign­ing Lay­ton Ga­han’s hurl at Avon­dale GAA grounds dur­ing his visit with other Kilkenny leg­ends Richie Power and Brian Ho­gan.

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